Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

On This Day #43 – Gary Henderson

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On the Day …. On July 17, 1944, bluegrass music DJ Gary Henderson was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. Henderson has been involved with radio all his working life. In fact Henderson decided at the age of 10 that getting into radio was his ambition. […]

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Pickin’ A Part: Mojo on the Move in Telluride

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Stephen “Mojo” Mougin is a busy man. He has his hands in virtually every aspect of bluegrass music: playing, producing, recording and band coaching. And what hands they are. They certainly know their way around a guitar and, like a surgeon’s, they open up your […]

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Sierra Hull returns to Smithville

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A few hours before Sierra Hull was to perform on the world famous Grand Ole Opry she was standing on the stage at the 44th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 4. She was chosen as the second recipient of the Blue Blaze […]

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Artist2Artist: Ira Gitlin – Two Wrongs Make An Awful Good Right

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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For those who don’t regularly attend bluegrass festivals, or listen to the classic bluegrass music on albums or on terrestrial, streaming and satellite music stations — the clash of musical voicing is what makes classic bluegrass music… bluegrass music. It’s that quirky “you know it […]

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Pickin’ A Part: Bryan Sutton in Telluride

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bryan Sutton was born to play the guitar. When it came to a career, he never had a Plan B. Not needed. Clearly. Thursday was Bryan’s day at the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He lit up the stage early evening as part of the legendary […]

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On This Day #41 – Nancy Blake

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On June 11, 1952 Nancy Ann Blake (nee Short) was born in Independence, Missouri. She took up cello at the age of 12 and moved to Nashville, where she played the instrument with the Nashville Youth Symphony. In 1972 Short and […]

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Artist2Artist: Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Never Far From Home

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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They say a band is like a family. There must be trust among the members. There must be an atmosphere of peace and gentleness that allows for quiet time to think, and be inspired, and to create. There can’t be any secrecy. There must be […]

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On This Day #40 – John Palmer

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On this Day ….. On May 28, 1927, John Palmer, bass player most noted for his time with Don Reno and Red Smiley, was born in Union, South Carolina. He was a World War II veteran. He worked with Don Reno in the early 1940s; […]

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Mac Wiseman reaches 90 years of age 

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Mac Wiseman, the Voice with the Heart, celebrates his 90th birthday today, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Malcolm B Wiseman began his working life in radio, on Radio WSVA-AM in Harrisonburg, Virginia, when he was on the cusp of leaving his teenage years. There he sang […]

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Well-deserved honor for Fletcher Bright

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Most musicians have strong memories about the turning points in their careers, and that’s certainly true for octogenarian Fletcher Bright, who says his came in the late 1980s after he’d been performing professionally for more than 40 years with his band, the Dismembered Tennesseans. It […]

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